Gay Indiana Teen Settles Bullying Lawsuit Against School District
Towleroad has previously reported on Darnell "Dynasty" Young, the openly gay Indianapolis teen who was expelled after bringing a stun gun to school to defend himself against bullies. Young subsequently sued Indianapolis Public Schools for discrimination, restriction of free speech, and negligence, alleging that school officials did nothing to protect him.
According to WTHITV News, Young has agreed to settle for $65,000.
The proposed settlement filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis also calls for the school district to remove all references of Darnell "Dynasty" Young being expelled from school from the 18-year-old's academic record. The agreement still must be approved by a judge.
Young also told WTHITV in a telephone interview that "he's pleased with the settlement," and that "he plans to use the money to launch an anti-bullying magazine."